January cruise deals for up to 50% off your next holiday

Set sail while the weather is warm and the cruise deals are hot.

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When it comes to cruises, January is the best time to cash in on the best sea getaways.

It's right in the middle of wave season, which runs from October until April, and once it hits the halfway point of the season prices start to drop. Here are some of the best bargains out there this season.

Get 50% off worldwide cruises, $1 deposits, up to $500 OBC and more!

Cruise deals that are available right now:

P&O Cruises P&O Cruises

P&O Cruises

$1 deposits + up to $500 credit on Australia and South Pacific cruises

Plus get up to $500 OBC on select voyages in 2021 and 2022. Destinations include Brisbane, Sydney, New Zealand, Vanuatu, Fiji and more. T&Cs apply.

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Luxury Escapes Luxury Escapes

Luxury Escapes

Up to 61% off domestic holiday packages

Available on select dates until December 2021, including over Christmas and New Year's Eve. Destinations include Adelaide, Gold Coast, Byron Bay, Sydney, Cairns, Canberra, Hunter Valley and more. T&Cs apply.

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MSC Cruises MSC Cruises

MSC Cruises

Free drinks and Wi-Fi on select sailings

Available on 4,7 and 10+ nights cruise to Caribbean and The Bahamas. Plus kids sail free on select cruises when sailing as 3rd or 4th guest. T&Cs apply.

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G Adventures G Adventures

G Adventures

Up to 30% off 7-dai Thailand sailing

Available for travel from January 2021 - June 2022 and includes accommodation, meals, guides and transfers. Plus get an extra 21% off when you choose My Own Room. T&Cs apply.

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G Adventures G Adventures

G Adventures

Up to 30% off 8 days Croatia sailing

Available for travel from January 2021 - June 2022 and includes accommodation, guides and transfers. Plus get an extra 21% off when you choose My Own Room. T&Cs apply.

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MSC Cruises MSC Cruises

MSC Cruises

Up to $400 OBC + Kids sail free on worldwide cruises

Available on 3, 4 and 7 nights cruises from 2021-2022. Destinations include Bahamas, Caribbean, Spain, France and more. T&Cs apply..

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G Adventures G Adventures

G Adventures

Up to 30% off worldwide sailings

Available on select sail dates in 2021 to India, Cuba, Croatia, Maldives, Thailand, Greece and more. T&Cs apply.

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Let's Ferry Let's Ferry

Let's Ferry

Greece: 20% off trips with Blue Star Ferries

Available on economy class on select travel dates. T&Cs apply.

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Let's Ferry Let's Ferry

Let's Ferry

Greece: Blue Star Ferries tickets from EUR€20

Available on select travel dates for economy class. T&Cs apply.

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Let's Ferry Let's Ferry

Let's Ferry

Up to 20% off Adriatic routes with Minoan Lines

Available on select dates until 31 December 2021 on trips from Italy to Greece. Must be booked 21 days in advance. T&Cs apply.

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Let's Ferry Let's Ferry

Let's Ferry

Up to 20% off Superfast Ferries

Available on select dates until 31 December 2021 from Italy to Greece. Must be booked 21 days in advance. T&Cs apply.

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Uniworld Uniworld

Uniworld

Up to $750 off River Heritage Club members

Available on select 2021 dates. Destinations include India, France, Portugal, Spain, Egypt and more. T&Cs apply.

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Uniworld Uniworld

Uniworld

Up to 10% off 2022 worldwide cruises

Available on select travel dates when you pay in full within 3 days of booking. Destinations include France, Amsterdam, Paris, Egypt, Vietnam, Cambodia and more. T&Cs apply.

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Uniworld Uniworld

Uniworld

Up to $1,500 off Europe river cruises

Available on cruises in 2022. Destinations include Vienna, Prague, Paris, Amsterdam and more. T&Cs apply.

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CruiseDirect CruiseDirect

CruiseDirect

Up to $550 savings + up to 40% off Australia cruises

Available on select cruises departing from 2021-2022 with Royal Caribbean Cruises. Destinations include Brisbane, Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne, Hobart, Vanuatu, New Zealand and more. T&Cs apply.

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Priceline.com

Free gratuities, drinks and Wi-Fi on board with Celebrity Cruises

Available on select travel dates. Destinations include Mexico, Puerto Rico, Alaska, Canada and more. T&Cs apply.

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CruiseDirect CruiseDirect

CruiseDirect

Up to USD$1,500 OBC with Princess Cruises

Plus get free drinks, upgrades, tips and Wi-Fi on board. Available on select voyages in 2021-2021 to Melbourne, Sydney, Vancouver, Los Angeles and more. T&Cs apply.

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CruiseDirect CruiseDirect

CruiseDirect

Up to USD$2,600 OBC on Celebrity Cruises

Available on select sail dates in 2021 and 2022. Destinations include Bahamas, USA, Vancouver, Alaska, Mexico, Galapagos and more.

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CruiseDirect CruiseDirect

CruiseDirect

Up to 60% off second guest with Royal Caribbean Cruises

Plus get up to US$1,000 OBC on sailings in 2021-2022. Destinations include Bahamas, USA, Mexico, Canada, Spain, Portugal, Japan and more. T&Cs apply.

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Priceline.com

Up to USD$1,000 OBC on worldwide cruises

Available on select travel dates with Norwegian Cruise Line, Carnival Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean, Princess Cruises, Celebrity Cruises and more. Destinations include Bahamas, USA, Canada, Spain, Italy and more. T&Cs apply.

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G Adventures G Adventures

G Adventures

Up to 24% off 7-day Maldives cruise

Available for travel from January 2021 - March 2022. Package includes accommodation, meals and more. T&Cs apply.

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Destination International Destination International

Destination International

8-night New Caledonia cruises from $690

Available for travel at 26 August 2021. Sample price departs from Sydney aboard Carnival Splendor. Destinations include Mare, Isle of Pines and Noumea. Includes drinks and more. T&Cs apply.

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P&O Cruises P&O Cruises

P&O Cruises

Short break cruises from $312

Available on select dates in 2020 and 2021. Destinations include Auckland, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and more. Sample rate is for a 3-night Comedy Cruise.

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CruiseDirect CruiseDirect

CruiseDirect

Up to 30% off + Kids sail free with Norwegian Cruise Lines

Plus get up to USD$1,000 OBC, free Wi-Fi at sea, specialty dining and drinks on select voyages in 2021 - 2022. Destinations include Miami, Bahamas, San Francisco, Canada and more. T&Cs apply.

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CruiseDirect CruiseDirect

CruiseDirect

Australia and New Zealand cruises from US$365

Available on select dates in 2021 with Princess Cruises, Celebrity Cruises, Holland America Line and more. Sample rate is for a 3-night cruise with Royal Caribbean.

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CruiseDirect

Europe cruises from USD$549 with Costa Cruises

Plus get free drinks and 10% off shore excursions on select voyages in 2021. Destinations include Barcelona, Croatia, Italy, Amsterdam and more. T&Cs apply.

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TourRadar TourRadar

TourRadar

Up to 50% off worldwide cruises

Available on select travel dates to Croatia, Greece, Egypt, London, Turkey, Italy, France and more.

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TourRadar TourRadar

TourRadar

Up to 50% off river cruises

Available on select travel dates. Destinations include Egypt, London, Morocco, Jordan, Vietnam, Germany, Austria, Brussels and more.

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Popular Cruises coupon codes

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25 Dec 2020 $1 deposits + up to $500 credit on Australia and South Pacific cruises ********
6 Jan 2021 Up to 61% off domestic holiday packages ********
14 Jan 2021 Free drinks and Wi-Fi on select sailings ********
13 Jan 2021 Up to 30% off 7-dai Thailand sailing ********
13 Jan 2021 Up to 30% off 8 days Croatia sailing ********

Everything you need to know about wave season cruise deals

Wave season is for cruise what Vogue Online Shopping Night is for fashion. It’s the time of the year when cruise liners go into a frenzy of offering bonuses like free upgrades and onboard credit. That is, on top of cabin sales.

Wave season bargains generally last for three months from January to March and are for sailings throughout the year and into the following year to various destinations. Check back here for deals as they come in.


Frequently asked questions about January cruise sales

How to find the best cruise deals

  • Be flexible. Booking in advance can help you save when booking a cruise. The further out your travel dates are, the more likely you'll be able to secure a deal with more options available, too. Consider booking outside of school holiday periods and peak season to avoid inflated prices.
  • Book with a cruise line that suits your needs and travel style. Some cruises feature water slides and kids'clubs, whereas others feature themed dinners, spa experiences and cabaret shows that are enticing to a more mature audience. Check out our best cruises for your needs page to ensure you're booking a cruise that suits the needs of everyone you're travelling with.
  • Consider the deposit and cancellation policy prior to booking. A great deal can be enticing, but there are other factors to consider before you press "book now". Check the cruise lines website for the cancellation policy prior to booking to see how cancelling will affect your booking if you change your mind or if travelling during your selected dates is no longer viable.
  • Travel last minute. It may not be an option for everyone to travel on a whim, but it doesn't benefit a cruise line to sail with empty rooms. Look at departure dates coming up soon and look out for discounted deals. To get you feeling inspired, check out our curated list of the best places to cruise to in January.
  • Contemplate the deal. Cruise lines often offer deals that can be as trivial as offering free ice cream for the duration of your trip. It's better to look out for deals that include discounts on the cruise itself, free flights and onboard credits. Looking out for these deals will save you from spending money in other areas of your trip.
  • Stay inside. Booking an interior cabin can help you to save big. Although you will be giving up a room with a window, it's not a far walk to access panoramic ocean views from a deck.

Which cruise lines offer great deals?

  • P&O. You can secure $1 deposits and get up to $450 OBC by booking with P&O before the end of the month.
  • Holland America. You can save big with up to 45% off cruises with a free room upgrade and up to US$500 OBC in January.
  • Royal Caribbean. Book with Royal Caribbean and get up to 40% off cruises with US$400 OBC.
  • Uniworld. There's never been a better time to cruise solo thanks to Uniworld reducing their Single Supplement by 50%.

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